Weak start to the new year

From an economic point of view, the new year begins just as the old one ended: the worries on the forehead of investors about the overall economic situation did not diminish at the beginning of January 2019. For the im-portant economic regions of the world, the sentix economic indices show another slight setback. In Euroland, the overall index fell from -0.3 to -1.5 points, the fifth consecutive decline. The expectations for the US economy are changing particularly strongly: here the US administration is increasingly blocking itself.

Full report January 2019

Headlines of the month

  • In Janaury, the sentix overall index for the economy in Euroland falls to -1.5 for the 5th time in a row! Situation and expectations fall slightly once again.
  • What is worrying about the current loss of momentum is the policy's unwillingness to react, which is obviously unaware of the possible implications. Investors do not expect a quick reaction from the central banks either.
  • The US President, too, is becoming increasingly entangled in a secondary war theatre, and the US shutdown is strengthening the downward momentum in the USA as well. The US overall index falls for the third time to only 6.6 points. Eastern Europe and, above all, Latin America are viewed somewhat more positively.

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